Authorities release unedited 9-1-1 call from Slinger deadly shooting
Matt Montgomery & WTMJ News Team
According to police, Morrison, 20, was drunk and broke into the homeowner's porch around 2 a.m. on March 3 while trying to hide from authorities. The homeowner thought someone broke into his house, and he shot and killed Morrison, then the homeowner's wife called 9-1-1.
Authorities originally released an edited version of the call and said that the caller's use of names and other identifying information were the only things removed.
Morrison's family requested the unedited version because they thought the suspect might be heard using a racial slur or making other statements that would show he wasn't just acting in self-defense.
Below is a portion of that 9-1-1 call:
Wife: 'I need an ambulance and the cops to be called. Someone was in our house.''
9-1-1 Operator: ''Are they still there?''
Wife: ''My husband fired. They were in the back hall and my husband fired shots.''
9-1-1 Operator: ''He did? Did he hit anybody?''
Operator: "Is it a male or a female that he hit?"
9-1-1 Operator: "Where did he hit him?"
Wife: "In the chest."
Operator: "Is he still breathing?"
The Washington County district attorney's office didn't charge the owner, saying,"the homeowner acted lawfully in self defense when he fired a single shot at Mr. Morrison," said the press release.